Apr 16, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez (10) hits a two run home run against the Boston Red Sox during the sixth inning at U.S Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports
Chicago White Sox second baseman Alexei Ramirez set a franchise record, Thursday night against the Boston Red Sox at US Cellular Field.
The record was having a 16-game hitting streak to start a season, as he went 1-for-4 on the night, gaining the record-breaking hit in the bottom of the ninth with two outs off a first-pitch fastball off Red Sox closer Koji Uehara.
The record was formerly held by Hall of Famer Frank Thomas, who started the 1996 season with 15 straight hits.
During this 16-game streak by Ramirez, his on-base percentage is . 426, with a slugging percentage of .635. His OPS is 1.061 this season, along with a batting average of .381.
Also during this streak, Ramirez has four doubles, four home runs and 14 RBIs. For this season, he has five walks and has struck out just six times.
Congratulations to Ramirez on the feat, as he’s been one of the reasons for the more energetic start by the White Sox this season.
Now we’ll have to wait and see how much Ramirez can add to his record, with the White Sox traveling to the Texas Rangers this weekend, starting with a game on Friday night.
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